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Live updates | US set to send more military aid to Ukraine

Apr. 21, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to announce plans Thursday to send additional military aid to help Ukraine fight back against the Russian invasion, according to a U.S. official. The official, who was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on the condition of...

Biden set to announce new military assistance for Ukraine

Apr. 20, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to announce plans Thursday to send additional military aid to help Ukraine fight back against the Russian invasion, according to a U.S. official. The official, who was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on the condition of...

Russia pours in more troops and presses attack in the east

Apr. 19, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia assaulted cities and towns along a boomerang-shaped front hundreds of miles long and poured more troops into Ukraine on Tuesday in a potentially pivotal battle for control of the country's eastern industrial heartland of coal mines and factories. If...

Live Updates | Celebrity chef's kitchen bombed in Kharkiv

Apr. 16, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine -- Russia’s bombardment of cities around Ukraine on Saturday included an explosion in Kharkiv that destroyed a community kitchen. Associated Press journalists at the scene recorded the immediate aftermath of the apparent missile attack. Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov...

Invictus Games opens with Prince Harry tribute to Ukrainians

Apr. 16, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Invictus Games competition for wounded, injured and ill service personnel and veterans opened Saturday night in the Netherlands with a standing ovation and a tribute from Prince Harry for the Ukrainian team members who left their war-torn nation to compete. ...

EU agrees on Russia sanctions so far, but energy divides

Mar. 24, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union preserved a sense of rarely seen unity through four rounds of unprecedented sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. But at a summit Thursday, the 27 leaders faced division on the biggest issue of all: energy. During the first month...

Live updates: Russians destroy Chernobyl laboratory

Mar. 22, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine -- Russian military forces have destroyed a new laboratory at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that among other things works to improve management of radioactive waste, the Ukrainian state agency responsible for the Chernobyl exclusion zone said Tuesday. The Russian...

Live updates: Zelenskyy says Ukraine ready to discuss deal

Mar. 22, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Monday he was prepared to discuss a commitment from Ukraine not to seek NATO membership in exchange for a cease-fire, the withdrawal of Russian troops and a guarantee of Ukraine’s security. “It’s a compromise...

Zelenskyy center stage: Facing Congress, pleading for help

Mar. 15, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, the actor-turned-wartime leader's latest video stop as he employs the West's great legislative bodies as a global stage to orchestrate support against Russia’s crushing invasion. ...

EU leaders seek ways to give support amid high energy prices

Mar. 11, 2022 12:35 PM EST

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday agreed to phase out dependency on Russian gas, oil and coal imports “as soon as possible” and decided to draw up a plan soon to support the continent's economies as they face skyrocketing energy prices amid a crisis aggravated by the...